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Bayou Saint John Cemetery
Also known as: Bayou Saint Jean Cemetery, Potter's Field
Orleans Parish
Louisiana  USA

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The Bayou St. John Cemetery is a "lost" cemetery, the exact location of which remains uncertain. An educated guess would place it closer to the intersection of Bayou St. John with the Carondelet (Old Basin) Canal rather than the area closer to present-day Esplanade Ave. The first recorded burials in the cemetery occurred at the beginning of 1835; interments were discontinued after 1844, and by 1880, all trace of the cemetery had vanished.

Note: The French transcriptions refer to the cemetery as Bayou St. Jean Cemetery, the Anglo as Bayou Saint John Cemetery. In earlier cataloging the individual volumes in this record group were variously identified as records of the Bayou Saint Jean Cemetery, the City Cemetery, the First Municipality Cemetery, the New Cemetery, and the Potters' Field.
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